This was a childhood favorite of mine & we still visit several times each summer. It's a great getaway from downtown hustle & bustle. $7 ferry ride & beautiful park grounds, several quick service restaurants & sit down (shopsy's cafe, Carousel Cafe). Amusement park for the kids (Centreville, Far Enough farm), plus plenty of picnic tables & a great beach. It truly is a great place to visit with lots to do: canoe rental, bike rental, tram tour etc. Pack your own picnic and enjoy a lovely day there. You'll be sure to go back. I plan to a few more times this summer.
Note: Ferry dock terminal at Bay & queen's quay, short walk from Union Station.
Tips: you can bring your own bike. The Carousel Cafe is a licensed bar and has a great menu. Excellent place for photos of downtown, be sure to ride on top part of ferry boat. Weekend very busy, so plan to arrive between 9-11 am. More